Why Cleaning Hockey Equipment is So Important


What's Living In Your Hockey Gear?

Inside the average piece of unwashed sports or hockey equipment is a virtual petri dish of bacteria, germs, mould, spores, fungus and even harmful pathogens. Some of the most common and potentially dangerous bacteria that may be living inside your gear includes:

  • Staphylococous aureus (S. aureus)
  • Staphylococous aureus MRSA
  • Streptococous viridans (S. viridans)
  • Streptococous faecalis
  • Escherichia Coli (E. coli)
  • Influenza
  • Clostridium difficil (C. diff)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae ESBL
  • Vancomycin-resistant VRE


What You Can Get from Unwashed Gear

The NHL and other professional sports leagues are filled with countless horror stories of athletes who were benched or even suffered serious life-threatening medical conditions all because of a simple piece of unwashed gear. Common health issues associated with unsanitized hockey and sports equipment, include:

  • Staph infections
  • Strep
  • Norwalk virus
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Ringworm
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Pink Eye
  • Fever
  • And other severe illnesses & diseases